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The Eulo Queen and Other Outback and Opal Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,160. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012 by Kylie Reynolds. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Based on facts, this collection of Australian stories revolves around frontier life on the opal fields at the turn of the of the century (19thC to 20thC).
The Long Way Home
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,660. Language: Australian English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A broken marriage sends a father and son on two different paths in life, only for both to realise an Angel is working to reunite them. Phillip Overton's writing has been compared to Nicholas Sparks, and some readers hold The Long Way Home in the same elite company as New York Times Bestseller, The Shack.
Blue Angels
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,750. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012 by BWM Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
What really happened to Bomber Command navigator Brian Maxwell during the Second World War? Why is his widow so mysteriously silent on the subject of her late husband? To answer these questions, "Blue Angels" flashes back to the murderous kaleidoscopic days of the aerial battle over Europe. Deeper, at the core of the mystery lies the tale of a longer war between a man and a woman.
In Pursuit of Happiness
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 128,490. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Georgia Sills and Charles Ravenwood have lives that leave little to be desired. Born in England into a life of wealth and privilege in the ascendancy of the British Empire, they are about to marry, unlike many of their contemporaries, for love. But on their wedding day they are suddenly and mysteriously separated. From that day, their lives change dramatically. Will they ever meet again?
Breakfast at Midnight
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Price: Free! Words: 88,570. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(3.00 from 1 review)
Hobart, Tasmania, 1894. From the mouldering cells of Port Arthur to the sun-dappled grounds of Wintersleigh House, Breakfast at Midnight analyses the expectations placed on young people by family members and by society as a whole. It also explores the polarised society of the mid 1890's, a time when trenchant Victorian conservatism and burgeoning feminist ideals seemed increasingly incompatible.
The Alone Man
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,540. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Alone Man draws on the concept of ‘dreamtime’. It is a ‘double love story’ about a man’s love for his wife and family and his love of the land and nature.
Ebb And Flow
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Two centuries of one of Australia's founding families unfold as generations are shaped and moulded by historic events, relationships, and the grand and majestic sweep of the Hawkesbury River. One in a series of ten short stories published in a compilation entitled A Collection Of Dirty Little Stories.
The Irish Annals of New Zealand
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,140. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Irish Annals of New Zealand was written to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the founding of New Zealand as an English colony in 1840. The novel is a Joycean 'tour de force' through the history of NZ from the Irish point of view rather than the English one.
Deepwater
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,960. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 1 review)
Harry, Louise and their illegitimate baby are trapped in the poverty and violence of the Sydney slums where Harry lives by his fists, collecting debts for a bookie, because he's never had the chance to live any other way. When a neighbour, Prue, befriends them opportunity comes out of a violent tragedy but it will be how Harry responds to a threat that will define him as a man.
Wilhelmina
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,990. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
"I shall look forward with delight to working with you," stated the great Frederick Chopin, when Wilhelmina played for him. The Grand Duchess had offered her patronage. Was she set for an illustrious career as a concert pianist? But pressures brought to bear by the social and political state of the country; the opportunities of migration to far away New South Wales and...
Belonging
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 104,870. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
What does it mean to 'belong'? This book explores belonging, and it could change your life. In legendary Gundagai, Dr Louis Gabriel is fired with hope and ambition. But new, black and overqualified, will he be top or bottom of the social ‘pile’? Will he ever belong? We follow his struggles, loves and dilemmas, climaxing with Australian Federation, a tortured romance and the murderous Boer War.
Real Life Portrait
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 147,110. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Real life Portrait is a literary novel ─ the compelling story of the author’s father, Wallace Anderson, a noted Australian sculptor from the 1920s to the 1950s. It focuses on art in war and in peace, following Wallace’s struggle to balance family responsibilities and creative fulfillment.
Seeking Sarah
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,900. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
When Kirsty finds an old diary hidden in the chimney of the heritage-listed house she shares with her mother, it leads her on a journey of discovery about another girl who lived in the same house more than a hundred years ago. But there is more to Sarah's story than is told in her diary. As she attempts to uncover the truth, Kirsy finds herself being drawn uncomfortably close to the past.
Catterthun
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,640. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The ss Catterthun set sail from Sydney on a wintry evening in 1895. Most of the people on board would never see the sun rise on another day. A mounting gale pushed the Catterthun along the coast, closer to her doom. She sank beneath a storm tossed sea leaving mysteries in her wake. What had she hit? Who was to blame? What happened to the fortune in gold she had on board?
The Sable Provenance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,760. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
This 200-year saga (1790 – 1990) is a close-to-true novel that began with a criminal family in England, another in Scotland, and a family of nobles in Ireland. It is the story of how they came to be in Australia and how the progress of convicts and aristocrats resulted in the SABLE siblings of Western Australia.
Trailblazer
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Price: $6.99 USD. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Trailblazer is a novel based on the lives and times of the author’s great grandparents and their family. From their farm in Scotland in 1851 they migrate to South Australia by sailing ship, Join the gold-rush to Ballarat, where they strike gold, pioneer the timber and flour-milling industries and participate in pre-federation politics.
Adventures in Time
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
Six short stories involving the past, the future and the unknown. Includes The Caroline, Beyond Help, The Time Tunnel and After the Dance, plus Tarnagulla, set during the gold rush and A Child's Wisdom, a kids interpretation of the inexplicable.
Wairata.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 151,620. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
An historical novel set in New Zealand in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It follows the life of a young Scottish immigrant who finds himself growing up in a back country town at a time when the young nation is coming of age. He must find his way through the many joys and tragedies that life throws at him, including war and hardship, love and loss, to discover what it really means to be a man.
After the Dance
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Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Eliza is a well behaved eighteen year old girl, living in the 1900’s. Her home is a fire station where her father is the fire chief. Eliza loves going to the dance every Saturday night, and she always arrives home by midnight to her waiting father. But tonight she is late and she thinks about the punishment. Eliza has worked herself up into a panic. What her father does next is unexpected.
The Caroline
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Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Susan Unwin is an emigrant sailing from England to Australia in the Nineteenth century. Tragedy befalls the ship and they are close to sinking, but an American captain finds them adrift in the middle of the ocean and offers help. As the ship struggles towards its destination, Susan’s daydreams torment her with her own tragedy.